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Value of a Minor

Are you interested in enhancing your studies with a minor? In addition to major areas of study, UTSA offers a variety of programs that provide valuable contributions to students' academic careers. While pursuing an undergraduate minor, students have the opportunity to explore personal interests and passions outside of their major program or complement their current major, helping them further stand out in the job market.
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Why Pursue a Minor in Public Administration and Policy?

The Minor in Public Administration and Policy is open to students in any discipline, making it a great a choice to enhance your degree. This versatile minor will teach you the fundamentals of public leadership and management, the meaning of public service in a diverse society, ethical decision-making, and the practice of policy formation and implementation.

What You'll Study

Students pursuing the Minor in Public Administration and Policy will take the following courses:

  • Public Administration and Policy in American Society
  • Introduction to Public Policy
  • Foundations of Civic Engagement

Students must also complete 9 hours of elective courses. Some topics include:

  • Public and Nonprofit Financial Management
  • Public Sector Economics
  • Civic Leadership Seminar
  • Administrative Law and Policy
  • Social Demography and Public Policy

Adding a Minor

Though not required, declaring a minor is an excellent way to enhance your major area of study. A minor typically consists of 6 courses (18 semester credit hours), and may have additional requirements depending on the minor selected. After being admitted to UTSA and registered for classes, students can meet with their assigned academic advisor to discuss the addition of a minor to their degree plan.

Please note, students can add a minor as long as they have earned less than 75 credit hours. However, the addition of a minor may or may not delay graduation. All requirements for the minor must be met at graduation; a minor cannot be added to a student’s degree program once they graduate. Students should meet with their assigned academic advisor to understand the impacts of adding a minor to their degree plan.
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Interested in Majoring in Public Administration and Policy?

UTSA offers a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and Policy! Visit our major page to further explore this field and see if this program is the right fit for you.

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